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The dell is 80% more expensive than the benq.

Which one is best? I would use it for mostly gaming and internet use, maybe a bit of work.
I do enjoy FPS's (120hz) but maybe skyrim would look awesome with 2560 res.
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Well.. I had the same kind of question a while back.

I have a 2420t and a u2711 myself, and I use the benq for fps games, well for bf3 and it is amazingly smooth for that. The colors don't look THAT great, but it's a tradeoff for now I suppose.

The u2711 I use for online content and so on.. Single player games are also alright on it. The input lag gets to you in the long run if you were to play multiplayer games like bf3 (for the u2711, not sure about the u2713)

I guess I can't really give you a definitve answer. You need gpu horsepower for both.

Decide what is more important to you, smooth vs eye candy.

Or do what I did, buy both thumb.gif
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The Dell has way better colors, a non-grainy matte coating, better sharpness/clarity (higher res) and offers much more screen real-estate (higher res)

Coming from the notoriously laggy T240HD I wouldn't worry about the U2713HM's input lag. The U2713HM also handles motion better @60hz vs. the BenQ @60hz.

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2012/review-benq-xl2420t-part7.html#Responsiveness

http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/review/2012/review-dell-u2713hm-part8.html#Responsiveness

The BenQ will offer a smoother & clearer gaming experience @120hz, especially with Lightboost enabled but worse colors and viewing angles.
Edited by MenacingTuba - 5/15/13 at 10:29pm
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I know you're looking for an 'A' or 'B' answer to the question, but you're not going to get one of those I'm afraid. Just like the countless '120Hz or 1440p' type threads going around it's entirely subjective and a matter of opinion. MenacingTuba has really covered the big differences between them. I guess to help balance things out for you, what sort of FPS games do you play? FPS itself is quite a broad genre. How often do you play these compared to other games and other tasks (browsing on the desktop etc.)?
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I know you're looking for an 'A' or 'B' answer to the question, but you're not going to get one of those I'm afraid. Just like the countless '120Hz or 1440p' type threads going around it's entirely subjective and a matter of opinion. MenacingTuba has really covered the big differences between them. I guess to help balance things out for you, what sort of FPS games do you play? FPS itself is quite a broad genre. How often do you play these compared to other games and other tasks (browsing on the desktop etc.)?

At my desktop i mostly game and surf the web.
Gaming i don't care much about input lag in SP games, but in MP i don't like to be handicapped since i do quite well in BF.
I don't play COD, just BFs and other decent MP games.
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Well I have recently been reviewing the Samsung S27B971D and Battlefield 3 is one of the games I play extensively. In terms of responsiveness it's similar to the U2713HM really. Reviewing this and playing Battlefield 3 reminded me how refreshing it is to play at 2560 x 1440 with settings on 'Ultra' (except the MSAA). I usually play on medium-high at 1920 x 1080 on a 120Hz monitor and didn't find the S27B971D made me particularly bad or anything. As NCX said you're used to a monitor with notoriously high input lag and if you are performing fine with that the U2713HM should make a nice upgrade.
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